James Paul Waggoner, 74 of Chicago and formerly of Lyons, passed away Monday, March 3 at his residence.
Born Oct. 11, 1933 in Farmersburg, he was the son of Paul and Mary (Alderson) Waggoner.
He graduated from Lyons High School, attended Indiana State University in Terre Haute and graduated from Indiana University in Bloomington with a degree in business. He moved to New York City where he worked for Tiffany's for a number of years. In the mid-1960s, he worked for Casperi Import/Export in New York City. In the early 1970s, he moved to Chicago, where he was the owner and operator of Paul Waggoner Gallaries - specializing in Haitian and outsider art until his death. He was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church in Chicago.
Survivors include: nephews, Jeffrey Hineman and James Hineman, both of Linton; a niece, Polly Martin, of Plant City, Fla.; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a sister, Annette Waggoner.
A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Second Presbyterian Church in Chicago.